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first discovery of today: Goldfrapp – Black Cherry

Today it’s the day of music discoveries. I just found two great new artists/bands.

The first one is Goldfrapp. My colleague Hilmar sent me an eMail in which he strongly recommended Goldfrapp – especially because there is a new album coming up soon.

I instantly surfed to my favourite music store and took a look onto Goldfrapps current album “Black Cherry”. And after listening to the first two tracks I bought the thing.

I am looking forward to their upcoming album, even though I don’t like the new albums title song “Ooh La La”…it’s to soft and normal, ready for airplay…well maybe someone else will like it…

My favourite tracks on “Black Cherry” are Train and Black Cherry… awesome tracks.


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Scissor Sisters: Scissor Sisters

ask Amazon to buy it…

So last week there was the TechEd Party. And the Scissor Sisters played there…And after the show I had to get the album. And there it is. Ordered on Thursday. Arrived at Saturday….

First: For me it’s a two part album. First half of the songs are great. Fantastic melodies and arrangements… but second there are songs that, – well just do not fit into the album…

Nevertheless I strongly recommend buying this album…

P.S.: my favourite Songs of course: Laura, Comfortable Numb, Take your Mama out

P.P.S.: No I am not gay. Just loving great music.


Mercedes-Benz Music Compilation – mixed tape 07

“15 free MP3 tracks from 7 Samurai, Computerjockey, DabBuka Projekt, Dream Catcher, Eclectic Brew, Electric Brother, Feta Kuli, Guitar feat. Ayako Akashiba, Honeymunch, Kaye Ree, Micatone, Spherical, Swoiza & Mirle, Tango Fusion Club, and Tubbs. “

Source: Mercedes Benz Mixed Tape

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Mindless Self Indulgence: You LI Rebel to Anything

It arrived before the weekend. And it’s great. The brand new MSI album.

MSI: You LI Rebel to Anything
(this is the cover of the non-explicit version…
it looks far better than the one of the explicit version I’ve received)

That is by far the best album MSI made so far. It’s fast. It’s loud. It’s electronic. I’ve always criticized MSI for their overloaded sample-war in each of their tracks. But this album … enough but not to many samples per track. Fast lyrics and the known and beloved breaking beats…


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more music: Ennio Morricone Remixes

I am definitely not a fan of western-movies but these two CDs are splendid! All the melodies you’ve heard sometimes perfectly remixed. It’s mainly electronic and pop focused. The different artists remixed Ennio Morricones songs better than you would expect. Unfortunately the Volume 2 CD is not as good as the Volume 1 but it’s a buy you won’t regret.

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Morcheeba: The Antidote

Morcheeba is back. After 2 years of “The Antidote” is the surprising new album of the formerly Trip-Hop focused band.
Morcheeba reinvents itself and presents a really great Pop-Soul album. After the slightly interesting Best-of-Album “Part of the Process” this new album surely is a MUST-BUY. The perfect album for the coming warm summer nights…

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Garageband Song from Nine Inch Nails

Oh… TRENT has prepared!… Oh! Why not more of that?!


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data Panik by Air Mail

It seems that today is one of those days where the things come together 😉 So I checked my mailbox and look what I’ve got:

The newest and finest from John, Steven and the beautiful Amanda. It’s a limited 7″ record and available only through their website.


And what a great record. It’s just like abi_girl said in dataPaniks flickr photostream: “you never fail to completely and utterly blow me away, you’re maturing musically in the most fantastic’re ace at what you do. don’t ever stop”.

I don’t know if there are any of the 7-inches left – but you can buy the two songs via download on their website…it’s really really worth the money.

two A-Sides…of course, it’s dataPanik!


Don’t miss dataPaniks flickr photostream. Amanda is almost daily putting new pictures up there…

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Le Tigre on Wednesday; Club Maria, Berlin

*rawr* It seems that the opportunity is near to hear and see Le Tigre live the next days: Wednesday to be precise. There are only some tickets left at the box office. So I’ll drive to Berlin and see if I can get in…would be great…


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granufunk releaseparty: Vibe Bar / London

I am proud to present you the pictures of the granufunk releaseparty. Straigth from the Vibe bar/London/UK.

To maximize the picture viewing experience listen to granfunks tracks!

Das Winzige Wesen
Big City Lights
Plasma Grain Funky
Das Klavier & ICH
Jimmy Brown
Der Himmel Von Hollywood
Lady Delay
Velvet Lullaby

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Granufunk album Release

Today granufunk aka Jacob Grain contacted me after he got back from London, His first record was officially released yesterday – pictures of the party will be available shortly! And don’t forget to read the other article about granufunk.

“GRANUFUNK’is an album of magnetic originality; a true case of opposites attracting. The minimalist, oft haunting calmness underlying each song is masterfully juxtaposed against the agitated rhythms and glitchy beats inherent in each track. While the seamless continuity lies in its stargazing melancholia and curious wisdom, ‘GRANUFUNK’ surprises at every opportunity, utilising discordant grinding beats, whispering bi-lingual lyrics (by guest vocalist Sonni Plankton),delicate programming, booming basslines, and spine-tingling melodies. Throughout, GRANUFUNK creates a unique ambience through a mixture of harsh scarred urban brokenbeat and earthy jazz. ‘GRANUFUNK’ is an album of rich, poignant material, with a potent lingering after effect.”


As a result of the album-release by the label sonic360, granufunk is also available via iTunes.

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Source 4: granufunk christmas album download

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Moby and the rediscovery of melody

After some really great style mixture albums Moby is back to enlighten our lifes with even better music. Since some weeks Mobys new album “Hotel” is available in stores – time enough for me to grab it and take a hear.

I called this article “rediscovery of melody” – and it’s a fact: It’s been ages since Moby gave us such canorous songs. As usual each one is great and greater 😉 I personally fell instantly in love with “Raining Again”, “Lift Me Up” and “Very”. Awesome tracks!

Just one thing: PLEASE USE LESS FILTERS. The vocals and some samples on the album are constantly hissing, swooshing. This is annoying because in the first place I thought my stereo broke.


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Mercedes-Benz Music Compilation – mixed tape 06

Every eight weeks Mercedes-Benz donates us great music. Go for it!

“Alle 8 Wochen präsentiert Mercedes an dieser Stelle musikalische Vielfalt im MP3-Format. Wie immer kostenlos, präsentiert auch Mixed Tape 06 eine exklusive Auswahl internationaler Newcomer:mit 15 aktuellen Stücken zwischen Boston, Tobago und Ibiza! Ein bewegendes Hörerlebnis – nicht nur in Ihrem Mercedes-Benz. Zur Darstellung der Seite müssen Sie den Pop-Up Blocker in Ihrem Browser deaktivieren.”

Source: Mercedes-Benz Mixed Tape

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Emma’s Mini: Beat Generation Mad Trick

On my proceeding mission to evangelise the world with great music I have something for you. It’s even more than just music: it’s a seminal way of buying music. But from the beginning: First the music.

Emma’s Mini: Beat Generation Mad Trick

It’s actually the first album of Emma’s Mini. And it’s not brand new because it came out in 2003. But it’s exactly what I had in mind that very moment I found it. I only heard one song and I bought the ablum straigt away. And I did not regret it. It’s cool. It’s innovative. Fits perfectly in my collection and will fit even more perfect in yours.

Because maybe the fewest will know Emma’s Mini already, here’s a short info on them:

“emma’s mini is a duo based in Seattle, WA. They first started making music together in March of 2002 and in April of 2003 they self-released their first album, beat generation mad trick.

Taking their cue from bands such as lamb, Massive Attack and Moloko, emma’s mini is creating a new and exciting sound, seamlessly blending Suzanne McClean’s rich, lush vocals with Demian Shoemaker’s innovative beats and soundscapes.”

And indeed: Suzannes voice is great… and “soundscapes” is the word I also would have chosen when I should describe the music itself… Infact: Go and hear the complete album. And more important: If you like it, buy it! It’s really worth the money. (what a great transition…)

Emma’s Mini is not under contract at a major label. Infact they are – as far as i know – not under any contract. But they sell their music through Magnatune.

And Magnatune describes itself that way:

“We call it “try before you buy.” It’s the shareware model applied to music. Listen to 356 complete MP3 albums we’ve picked (not 30 second snippets). We let the music sell itself, because we think that’s the best way to get you excited by it. Our selection is intentionally small: we never waste your time with mediocre music. If you like what you hear, download an album for as little as $5 (you pick the price), or buy a real CD, or license our music for commercial use. Artists keep half of every purchase. And unlike most record labels, our artists keep all the rights to their music. No major label connections and no venture capital. We are not evil.”

And they mean it. You can choose how much you would like to pay for the music…from 5 bucks upward…that’s great because you get the music without DRM or any other limitation… You even buy the exploitation right on the tunes… How cool is that!?

Magnatunes recommends a price…but you can change it easily, preferably upward.. 😉



download the complete SXSW festival

“The SXSW MUSIC AND MEDIA CONFERENCE (SXSW) showcases hundreds of musical acts from around the globe on fifty stages in downtown Austin. By day, conference registrants do business in the SXSW Trade Show in the Austin Convention Center and partake of a full agenda of informative, provocative panel discussions featuring hundreds of speakers of international stature. The nineteenth annual SXSW Music And Media Conference and festival will take place March 16 – 20, 2005. “

And you can download the whole thing. It’s 2.6 GB but it’s really worth every single bit.


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Copy Me Remix Me

NYblog brought this great music to my attention. It’s free and even more important it’s really good.

“Copy Me/Remix Me is the second CD assembled and released by Creative Commons, and is given away at events that feature members of the Creative Commons team. The songs are available for direct download and feature embedded metadata, following our guidelines for placing license information into files.”

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die neue B Klasse und Medien zur unserer Unterhaltung

NYBlog schreibt:

“Mit einem genialen viralen Marketingkonzept stellen die Stuttgarter ihr neues Modell der Mercedes Reihe vor. Genial? Ja! Damit fahren auch Spaß macht hat Daimler-Chrysler ein bisschen Geld ausgegeben und stellt verschiedene Songs, Hörbücher und Kurzfilme (u.a. Oscar prämiert) zum freien Download zur Verfügung.”

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Garbage: Why do you love me

dem Web-Radio sei dank hab ich nun schon vor dem Europa-Start der Garbage Single eben jene hier… jippieh:

mehr Gitarren sag ich da nur. Deutlich weniger Elektronik, wie von Butch Vigg schon angekündigt, dafür mehr Stromgitarren und eine immernoch wunderbare Shirley Manson…


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Welcome to Clayborne: ein Podcast Thriller

Podcasts gibt es mittlerweile reichlich: Aber wirkliche Qualität findet man noch eher selten. Clayborne ist aber, jedenfalls für mich, der erste Podcast-Thriller den ich kenne. Ein Hörspiel und ein besonders gutes noch dazu…

“Welcome to Clayborne, the small, scenic township in the far north of New Zealand´s North Island.

It’s a friendly little town – home to a pub, a general store, a service station and – up on the hill – the southernmost communication satellite station of American communication giant, Koestler Industries.”


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Sunny Road Musikvideo

Hier gibts das Video zu Emiliana Torrinis Lied “Sunny Road”

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Home alone and happy / Nothing brings me down

Kennt ihr das auch? Man hört ein Lied und fängt plötzlich an zu kramen um einen Zettel und Stift zu finden um aufzuschreiben wer denn da singt und was.
Genauso war es bei Emiliana Torrini. Ich sah ihr Video “Sunny Road” und hab nurnoch das kramen angefangen… Treffer! 😉

Jedenfalls läuft ihr aktuelles Album “Fisherman´s Woman” dank des CD-Dealers um die Ecke seit heute in meiner persönlichen Rotation.

Reinhören lohnt sich … ihre Stimme klingt ein bisschen wie Björk, auch wenn die deutsche Fan-Seite von Emiliana diesen Vergleich überhaupt nicht leiden kann (und das obwohl Emiliana genauso wie Björk isländische Wurzeln hat), … nur ist Emiliana deutlich melodischer angesiedelt als Björk…

Auf jedenfall ist ihr Album das anhören und lieben wert… und für mich doppelt weil ich eine Vorliebe für schöne und interessante Stimmen hab….

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und zwar läuft gerad häufiger “Jerk it out” von Caesars Palace

das Lied is ausm iPod Shuffle Spot…

“Der Siegeszug der Skandinavier geht munter weiter als Placebo sich als begeisterte Fans outen und sie als Support mit auf ihre Deutschland-Tournee nehmen. Die Single “Jerk It Out” schummelt sich inzwischen in die Rotationen der Radios.”

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le tigre – TKO Musikvideo

ich muss mehr tun um gute Musik ins Land zu tragen:

Musikvideo schauen


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Nectarine Demoscene Radio

Kollege Heil hat Recht… und ich wills auch nochmal erwähnen:

“Sollte definitiv auf jedem Geek-Rechner laufen…”
(vielleicht nicht dauerhaft, aber ab und zu !)

“Nectarine is a radio station that is 100% free. Free because all the music you find here has been written since 1988 by musicians in their free time. However even though none of this music has been recordered in order to receive royalties, you can in NO CIRCUMSTANCES sell this music or include any part of it in a commercial project without first gaining the permission of the author.

17168 songs online.”

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this is what democracy sounds like

Le Tigre – This Island

Sooo… neben der Tatsache das das die erste Platte war die ich beim iTMS gekauft hab… mal hier ein kurzes Statement zur Platte ansich: Die “Favourites” haben sich schnell rauskristallisiert:

  • “This Island” und “TKO” – sensationell, schnell… und schön “hysterisch, laut und überdreht” wie es “satt” schreibt…

  • “I´m so excited” – geeeeniall 😉

Schon häufig hab ich von der “Theorie, dass Bands durch den Wechsel zu einem Major-Label korrumpiert und ihre Messages verwässert werden” (laut) gehört…erstaunlicherweise konnte ich persönlich das noch nicht feststellen…

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mal jemand mit einer guten Stimme

Wer ist das ? – Sie hat ne schöne Stimme*. Kommt aus Glasgow. Na wer errät es ?

*: genauer gesagt ist die Stimme ziemlich genial

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press the green button – Microsoft makes Music

C00L ! 😉 – Microsoft hat ja schon vor einiger Zeit höchst interessante Musik herausgebracht… eindrucksvoll:

“Fun song released by Press The Green Button (commissioned by Microsoft). Hints at the future lifestyle enabled by Windows XP Media Center Edition. WMA format.”

Insgesamt wurden 4 Songs released:

Remote Control
Home of the Future

bis auf den teils recht lustigen Text is die Musik garnicht mal schlecht…dumdidum..” i want to see it infrared”

Update: pressthegreen Button ist die offizielle MS-Mediacenter Band 😉

“Microsoft commissioned a set of four fun songs about Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition from a band called Press the Green Button. Snappy vocals, a modern beat, and soothing melodies make these four songs delightful to listen to. Download one or more of them today to hear the band’s vision for the future.”


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mission accomplished: Alle BIS Alben sind mein

Das ist das Cover des letzten in meiner Sammlung fehlenden Albums von BIS welches heute der Herr Amazon mir per Postbote überbracht hat *FREU*

Hmm… Amanda soll sich mal beeilen das “The Kitchen” das Album fertigbekommt… klingt nämlich vielversprechend

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Mindless SelfIndulgence Me

Mindless Self-Indulgence: meine persönliche Entdeckung für den Wochenanfang. Zum angewöhnen empfehle ich das Lied “Kick the Bucket”….

Ich zitiere mal aus der Biographie der Band:

“The New York City-based punk/industria/hip-hop group Mindless Self Indulgence consists of singer/songwriter Urine, guitarist Steve Righ , bassist Vanessa and drummer Kitty . The group’s over-the-top sound debuted on their 1999 album Tight and their equally outrageous live shows won them opening spots on tours with Rammstein and Insane Clown Posse . “

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Fighting crime, trying to save the world, here they come just in time…the….


Was auch immer dazu geführt hat, das ich heute mit der Titelmusik von den Powerpuff Girls geweckt werde… jetzt geht mir die Melodie nichtmehr aus dem Kopf; Zu erwähnen brauch ich wohl nicht, das ich nebenbei noch Fan der, die Titelmelodie darbietenden, Band bin. !!.. apropos..ich sollte mal mehr zu schreiben…

mal die Lyrics:

“Bis—The Powerpuff Girls

Blossom, commander and the leader
Bubbles, she is the joy and the laughter
Buttercup, and she’s the toughest fighter
Powerpuffs save the day

Fighting crime
Trying to save the world
Here they come just in time
The Powerpuff Girls

repeat chorus.”


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Lied des Tages: “Mindless Self Indulgence – kick the bucket”

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